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AnyLogic 7 - Call For Beta Testers 06.12.2013 Rene Reiter

Be among the first to experience AnyLogic 7’s new features! We are in the Beta testing phase for the AnyLogic 7 edition and you can apply to be a Beta tester. Try it out and let us know what you think! With your help, we can work to eliminate bugs and have a final version of AnyLogic 7 ready for release this winter. [...]
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November AnyLogic Fundamentals Training 27.11.2013 Rene Reiter

Let us start by thanking the participants from AnyLogic North America’s November Fundamentals training, we truly appreciate your active learning, experience sharing and enthusiasm for AnyLogic software. The impressive class roster made up of University Professors, Consultants and Industrial Engineers to name a few, joined us with many different modeling backgrounds and diverse matters they are using AnyLogic software to resolve. We were glad to hear that the event was successful for you not only from a learning perspective but a networking perspective as well. We look forward to hearing your future success stories on how AnyLogic software was the answer to your complex business problem, or a motivational outlet for your graduate student.
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AnyLogic in Asia: AnyLogic in Three Days in Japanese and Chinese October Events 01.11.2013 Stepan Egorov

This October, we participated in several events in Japan and China, including the ITpro Expo in Tokyo, and the China International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF) in Shenzhen, two of the biggest industry events in the countries. The book AnyLogic in Three Days, which is based on the 3 day AnyLogic training, will soon be published in Japanese. The book is co-authored by Ilya Grigoryev, Head of Training Services at the AnyLogic Company, and Nobuaki Minato, Project Associate Professor at Graduate School of SDM, Keio University.
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First European Combined AnyLogic Training Conducted 31.10.2013 Ilya Grigoryev

Last week, we were excited to conduct the first European combined AnyLogic training. This was also our biggest European training session, with 23 participants, mostly coming from research and educational institutions. The trainees represented Germany, France, UK, Italy, Denmark, and other countries.
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Fall Events in North America: INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013 and Others 23.10.2013 Scott Hebert

Over the past few months the AnyLogic North America team have been busy attending many customer events and conferences and spreading the good word about AnyLogic. AnyLogic North America attended the Annual INFORMS conference in Minneapolis, MN at the beginning of October. We maintained a high visibility level through two workshops (one workalong, and one demonstration) and our state-of-the-art booth. Indeed, our booth received very complimentary remarks from several of the other vendors for its elegance and messaging. [...]
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Why do universities value AnyLogic? 18.10.2013 Alena Beloshapko

Today, modeling and simulation are in high demand. Surprisingly, there are few universities that have programs designed for them. In 2000, Old Dominion University was the first in the United States to offer a Ph.D. in modeling and simulation. Now it is the only university in the country with an undergraduate program. Old Dominion has extensive experience in teaching simulation, and Old Dominion chooses AnyLogic. [...]
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A modern alternative to simulation discovered? 09.10.2013 Stepan Egorov

To continue on the topic of pedestrian modeling: recently, I heard the news that the new terminal being built in the St. Petersburg airport will be tested using a free labor force, or in other words, volunteers. Actually, the volunteers will test the terminal’s operations and on-ground facilities by acting like passengers. It was interesting to find that the London Heathrow and Dubai airports are using this practice right now too. Here in St. Pete, they gathered more than 5,000 volunteers, to come to the terminal and walk around, jostle to check-in desks, race up the down-moving escalators, get bored in queues to passport controls, etc. I suspect that the volunteers will be watched by engineers, who will be counting the number of injuries per minute. That’s how airport authorities are going to see if everything is OK with the terminal.
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AnyLogic North America Attends ACI-NA 03.10.2013 John Yedinak

Last week AnyLogic North America attended the 2013 airport industry’s premier annual event, the ACI-NA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Jose, California. This event has been recognized to offer unparalleled education and networking opportunities for the leadership of North America’s airports. The focus of the event was to demonstrate the latest trends in technology and operations management, insight into best practices for safety and security, and giving attendees opportunities to create new relationships with leading industry vendors. PERFECT fit for AnyLogic!
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City Rail Transfer Hub Simulation 24.09.2013 Stepan Egorov

How can an overpopulated city fight traffic congestion? Examples from many current metropolitan areas show that, apart from subways and buses, city railways can greatly improve traffic situations. Probably the most famous city rail system is the S-Bahn in Germany. In North America, one of the more well-known examples is the BeltLine in Atlanta, Georgia.
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AnyLogic 7 Alpha Presented at Simulation Events in the UK 24.09.2013 Alena Beloshapko

This September the simulation society in UK enjoyed two meaningful events – OR55 Annual Conference and 8th EUROSIM Congress. The first one is more attended by practitioners and the second one is a more academic event. At both conferences people were very excited about AnyLogic 7, although there were concerns by the move towards a wizard based system and how it might damage the 'power' of AnyLogic. We are keen to assure you that it is a baseless fear! Wizards are aimed to facilitate the learning curve for those who are new to the software. If you do not need Wizard’s assistance, you can easily skip this option and continue creating models via regular interface.
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